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Take Me as I Am (Faith Hill album)

Take Me as I Am is the debut studio album by country singer Faith Hill, released in 1993 by Warner Bros. Records. It has been certified 3× platinum in the United States for sales of three million copies, and has sold 4.3 million copies worldwide.

Take Me as I Am
Faith Hill - Take Me As I Am.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 12, 1993
RecordedWoodland Recording Studios, Midtown Tone and Volume, and The Soundshop, Nashville, Tennessee, US
GenreCountry
Length34:07
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerScott Hendricks, Michael Clute, Gary Burr
Faith Hill chronology
Take Me as I Am
(1993)
It Matters to Me
(1995)
Singles from Take Me as I Am
  1. "Wild One"
    Released: September 23, 1993
  2. "Piece of My Heart"
    Released: January 13, 1994
  3. "But I Will"
    Released: May 12, 1994
  4. "Take Me as I Am"
    Released: September 12, 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[2]
Rolling Stone(favorable)[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2/5 stars[4]

Four singles were released from the album. The first two — "Wild One" and "Piece of My Heart" — reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in 1994. "Wild One," the tale of a rebellious teen-aged girl in conflict with her parents' more conservative ways, was the lead-off single, spending four weeks at No. 1 that January.

"Piece of My Heart", a cover of the 1967 song by Erma Franklin, was issued as the follow-up. The third single, "But I Will", failed to break the Top 30, but Hill's fourth release in late 1994 (the title track) reached No. 2.

Contents

Track listingEdit

All tracks produced by Scott Hendricks; except "Just Around the Eyes" produced by Michael Clute and Gary Burr.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Take Me as I Am"Bob DiPiero, Karen Staley3:17
2."Wild One"Jaime Kyle, Pat Bunch, Will Rambeaux2:45
3."Just About Now"Gary Burr, Jon Vezner2:57
4."Piece of My Heart"Bert Berns, Jerry Ragovoy4:01
5."I've Got This Friend" (with Larry Stewart)Faith Hill, Bruce Burch, Vern Dant3:46
6."Life's Too Short to Love Like That"Sandy Ramos2:37
7."But I Will"Troy Seals, Eddie Setser, Larry Stewart3:47
8."Just Around the Eyes"Gary Burr3:07
9."Go the Distance"Trey Bruce, Thom McHugh, Faith Hill3:02
10."I Would Be Stronger Than That"Gary Burr4:48
Total length:34:07

PersonnelEdit

As listed in liner notes.

All tracks except "Just Around the Eyes"Edit

On "Just Around the Eyes"Edit

ProductionEdit

  • Producers: Scott Hendricks (all tracks except "Just Around the Eyes"); Mike Clute and Gary Burr ("Just Around the Eyes" only)
  • Assistant producer: John Kunz
  • Engineers: Mike Clute, John Kelton
  • Assistant engineers: Jon "JD" Dickson, Amy Hughes, John Kunz, Shawn McLean, Wayne Morgan, Herb Tassin
  • Mixing: Scott Hendricks
  • Mastering: Denny Purcell
  • Overdubs: Scott Hendricks, John Kunz
  • Art direction: Laura LiPuma
  • Design: Garrett Rittenberry
  • Photography: Aaron Rapoport
  • Make-up: Eric Bernard, Beth Katz

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1993) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 7
U.S. Billboard 200 59
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 7
Canadian RPM Country Albums 2
Canadian RPM Top Albums 51

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Take Me as I Am at AllMusic
  2. ^ Alanna Nash (1993-12-10). "Take Me as I Am Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
  3. ^ "Faith Hill – Take Me as I Am CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2012-12-22.
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 378. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.